Rover 75 timeline
Post-war production begins in December with two pre-war spec Rover 10s leaving the new Solihull factory after the previous Coventry plant had fallen victim to the Luftwaffe.
The P2 (‘P’ reputedly standing for ‘post-war’) goes into production; they’re actually the pre-war 10, 12, 14 and 16 reintroduced. Fine cars all, but their most innovative aspect was Rover’s eventual pledge to put a heater in every one.
P3 is launched with a new IOE engine and independent front suspension.
P3 is replaced by the 75 P4, which retains P3’s engine.